BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Vitae, professional and academic essentials, and mailing address

Frank Neubrander
Demarcus D. Smith Alumni Professor of Mathematics
Co-Director,  Gordon A. Cain Center
Interim Associate Dean for Science Education, College of Science                   

Mailing Address:
Department of Mathematics

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La. 70803

Office: Prescott 209
Phone & Fax:(001) 225-578-7677
Cell: (001) 225-772-7252

E-mail: neubrand@math.lsu.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Tübingen , Germany, 1984.
  • Diplom, University of Tübingen , Germany, 1981.
  • Graduate advisors:

  • J. A. Goldstein (Tulane University, now University of Memphis),
  • R. Nagel (Univ. Tübingen)
  • Professional Experience:

  • Interim Associate Dean for Science Education, College of Science, 2012
  • Co-Director, Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, 2009 -
  • Demarcus D. Smith Alumni Professor, 2005 -
  • Professor, Louisiana State University, 1996 
  • William Evans Fellow, University of Otago, New Zealand, Spring 2004.
  • Visiting Professor, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria, Spring 1996.
  • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, 1991 - 96.
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, 1988 -91.
  • Habilitand, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1987-89.
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Georgetown University, 1987-88.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, 1984-87
  • Awards:     LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, 2001
                        Demarcus D. Smith Alumni Professorship, 2005

    Publications:    Click here for a list of publications

    Current Grants (PI or Co-PI):

    1. National Science Foundation; (with A. Merget, B. Nixon, G. Li, I. Warner, S. Pang): Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at LSU; $1,000,000, 2009-13.
    2. U.S. Department of Education (with G. Byerly, P. Exner): Teacher Quality Partnership: Central Louisiana Academic Residency For Teachers, $7.98M, 2009-14.
    3. National Science Foundation (with P. Exner, D. Kirshner, B. Nixon, K. Gansle): LSU Noyce TIGERS: Teaching Investigating Guiding Engaging Researching Serving, $600,000, 2009-13.
    4. NSF (with S-S Pang, S. Iyengar, I.M. Warner, Z. Wilson): Science, Mathematics, and Technology Scholars - Increasing Diversity through Mentoring, $599,940, 2011-15
    5. Louisiana Board of Regents (with G. Fitch, P. Rouse, R. Perlis): The Mathematics College Readiness and Retention Program, $188, 865, 2011-13.
    6. Louisiana Board of Regents (with G. Ferreyra, A. Lisan, M. Tom): Minority Recruiting and Mentoring in Mathematics, $144,753, 2011-13.

    Past Grants (since 2003):
    1. National Math and Science Initiative, Inc. (with W. Wischusen, S. Besson, N. McAnelly, B. Nixon)  Geaux Teach: A Replication of UTeach at LSU, SELU, and SU; $2,400.000, 08-12. 
    2.  LaSIP Pilot Professional Development Project (with N. McAnelly, E. Willis, M Sulentic-Dowell), $0,96M, 2009-12
    3. Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP): LSU’s Master of Natural Sciences:  Supporting EBR Secondary Math/Science Coaching Model, J. Madden, F. Neubrander, N. McAnelly, $387,691, 2008-11.
    4. Louisiana Board of Regents, EBRPSS/LSU Partnership for School Reform: Glen Oaks Middle School, with N. McAnelly, B. Nixon, J. Madden, M. Pitre, E. Willis, $1,000,000, 2006-10.
    5. Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP) (with P. Rouse):   High School Redesign Support: Professional Development for the LSU, LSU-A, LVS, SELU, and SU Advanced Mathematics/College Algebra & Trigonometry Initiatives, $183,510, 2008-10
    6. Louisiana Board of Regents, Professional Master’s Degree Programs for K-12 STEM Teachers, J. Madden, D. Kirshner, M. Cherry, A. Maverick, F, Neubrander, W. Wischusen, $140,336, 2008-10.
    7. Louisiana Board of Regents, Human Resource Development in the Mathematical Sciences, S. Baldridge, J. Cygan, L. Smolinsky, N. McAnelly, F. Neubrander, J. Madden, $140,000, 2008-10.
    8. Louisiana Board of Regents, Minority Recruiting and Mentoring in Mathematics, M. Tom, A. Lisan, G. Ferreyra, F. Neubrander, $150,000, 2008-10.
    9. Louisiana Department of Education: Math and Science Partnership (LDE MSP): EBR/LSU Algebra I/Physical Science (with N. McAnelly, J. McCann), $450,000, 2006-09.
    10. LDE MSP: Iberville/LSU Algebra I/Physical Sci. (with J. Marionneaux and N. McAnelly), $450,000, 2006-09.
    11. National Science Foundation 03-544 (DUE – Robert Noyce Scholarship Program) (with D. Kirshner, F. Cartledge, J. Madden, W. Wischusen). Robert Noyce Scholarships at LSU, $499,850, 2004-08.
    12. National Science Foundation 04-533 (with F. Cartledge, S-S Pang, L. Richardson, I.M. Warner), National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellows Program at Louisiana State University, $1,558,502, 2005 – 10. 
    13. Capitol Academies for Boys and Girls, Externship for Math Graduate Student, $14,400, 2008-09.
    14. NSF (CSEMS-CS, Eng. & Math Scholar Program) (with S.S. Iyengar, C. Stelly, S. McGuire, E. Woldesenbet). Technology Training and Academic Enhancement Program for Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Undergraduate Students, $396,604, 2003 – 2007.
    15. Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI): LSU Math Circle (with Carolyn Chun, Jeremy Aikin, Matt Bennett), $1,000, 2007-08.
    16. Louisiana Board of Regents Dual Enrollment Pilot: R2R Dual Credit Advanced Math with College Algebra and College Trig. With B. Martin, Ph. Rouse and L. Smolinsky, Funded, 06 – 07.
    17. Louisiana Board of Regents, K-16 Partnership for School Reform: Glen Oaks Middle School, with N. McAnelly, B. Nixon, J. Madden, M. Pitre, E. Willis, $1,000,000, 06-09.
    18. Louisiana Department of Education, Mathematics and Science Partnership Program. East Baton Rouge/LSU-BR Mathematics Partnership Program: Cohort I (with H. Brister and N. McAnelly). $450,000  total for 2004-07
    19. Louisiana Department of Education, Mathematics and Science Partnership Program. East Baton Rouge/LSU-BR Mathematics Partnership Program: Cohort II (with H. Brister and N. McAnelly). $450,000  total for 2005-08
    20. Louisiana Department of Education, Mathematics and Science Partnership Program. Iberville Parish/LSU-BR/SU-BR Mathematics Partnership Program (with J. Marionneaux and N. McAnelly), $450,000  total for 2004-07
    21. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (Education Enhancement). With J. Meyinsse (Southern University). Enhancement of Mathematics Preparedness for Postsecondary Education. $139,891 for 2005-08.
    22. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (LEQSF) (with J. Meyinsse, Southern University). Enhancement of Advanced Placement Opportunities. $88,527, 2004-06.
    23. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (Traditional and Undergraduate Enhancement). With James Madden, Nell McAnelly, D. Kirshner, S. Baldridge. Overcoming Louisiana’s Math Gap: From Algebra to Calculus. $229,946, 2005-08.
    24. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (Traditional and Undergraduate Enhancement). With P. Wolenski, R. Estrada, A. Harhad. The Math Clinic, Tune-Up, and Outreach at LSU. $225,833 for 2005-07.
    25. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (LEQSF (2002 – 04)-ENH-TR-17), with J. Madden. LSU MathVision: K-16 Mathematics Education Research and Development Laboratory, $186,061, 2002-2005.
    26. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (LEQSF (2002 – 04)-ENH-TR-16), with J. Madden. In-School Mathematics Laboratories, $306,464, 2002-2005. 
    27. Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program and Louisiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Professional Development (with B. Brand and J. Madden). Academic Support Systems for Middle- and High-School Mathematics. $175,096, 2005-06.
    28. Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program and Louisiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Professional Development (with J. Madden). Establishing Long-Term On-Site Academic Support Systems. $161,373, 2004-05.
    29. Professional Master Degrees for Teachers: Masters of Natural Sciences, 2007-08, EBRPSS, approx $60,000 per year, 2007-09
    30. Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, Graduate Student Externship, $10,000, 2004-05
    31. Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, Public Service Agreement, Support Systems for the Delivery of AP Calculus Courses via Compressed Video, $5,000, 2005
    32. St. James Parish School Board, Graduate Student Externship, $12,000, 2004-05
    33. LSU Student Technology Fee Proposal (with Nell McAnelly). Technology for Instruction, Teacher Preparation and Online Instructional Support in Math and Science. $46,200, 2003-04.
    34. Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP 1403LSUBR), with J. Madden, 2003-2004. Adapting the TEXTEAM Model to Louisiana. $152,000, 2003-04.
    Invited Lectures :
  • Main hour address. 3rd Int. Workshop-Conf. on Evolution Equations, Control Theory and Biomathematics. Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium, 1991.
  • Int. Conf. on Evolution Equations and Applications. Curacao, 1992.
  • Conf. on Operator Theory, Evolution Equations and PDEs, Rio Piedras, 1993.
  • Conf. on Nonlinear Evolution Equations, Kyoto, 1993.
  • First Belgian-French Meeting on PDEs, Han-sur-Lesse, 1993.
  • Conf. on Operator Theory, Evolution Equations and PDEs, Baton Rouge, 1994.
  • Main three hour address. Conf. on Evolution Equations, Bari, 1994.
  • 4th Int. Conf. on Evolution Equations and Semigroups. Pisa, 1994.
  • Int. Conf. on Evolution Equations. Santiago de Chile, 1994.
  • Principal Address. 10th Interuniv. Seminar on Math. Research, Rio Piedras, 1995.
  • Workshop on Evolution Equations, Rio Piedras, 1995.
  • Special Semester on Linear Operators II, Banach Center, Warsaw 1996.
  • Workshop on PDEs: Singular and Nonlinear Problems, Han-sur-Lesse, 1996.
  • Symposium on Math. Physics: Hyperfunctions, Operator Theory, and Dynamical Systems, Brussels 1997.
  • Int. Conf. on Operator Theory and Its Applications to Scientific and Industrial Problems, Winnipeg, 1998.
  • Int. Conf. on Operator Semigroups, Newport Beach, 1998.
  • Partial Differential Equations 2000, Clausthal, Germany, 2000.
  • Evolution Equations 2000: Applications to Physics, Industry, Life Sciences and Economics, Trento, Italy, 2000.
  • Special Session on Operator Semigroups and Evolution Equations, American Mathematical Society, Columbia SC, 2001.
  • Functional Analysis and Applications. A conference in memory of Ioana Cioranescu, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, 2003
  • Special Session on Semigroups of Operators and Applications, American Mathematical Society, Bowling Green KY, 2005.
  • Evolution Equations 2006: in memory of Gunter Lumer, Mons (Belgium) and Valenciennes (France), 2006.
  • Tübingen-Budapest Workshop on Evolution Equations, Budapest, Hungary (2007)
  • Encounters between Discrete and Continuous Mathematics, Blaubeuren, Germany (2008)
  • Evolution Equation 2010, Schmitten, Germany (2010)
  • Laplace Transform Methods and their Applications, Daejeon, Korea (2011)
  • Generalized Solutions of Evolution Equations, MPI, Leipzig, Germany (2012)
  • Colloquium Lectures and Invited Seminar Lectures: Rome, Italy (91); Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (92, 94, 01); Besancon, France (91, 93); Berlin, Germany (91); Zuerich, Switzerland (92); Waseda Univ., Japan (93); Hiroshima, Japan (93); Tuebingen, Germany (95, 96, 98, 12); Clausthal, Germany (96); Mississippi State (96); Karlsruhe, Germany (97, 98); Ulm, Germany (97), Bari, Italy (01), Dunedin, New Zealand (04), Ohio University (05).

    Graduate Advisees:

  • Jointly with Professor R. Nagel from the University Tuebingen I have directed the master thesis (`Diplomarbeit') of Brigitta Hennig, Barbara Mundle, Bernd Straub, M. Yousefi, A. Reiser, and T. Sandmaier.
  • Mihi Kim wrote a dissertation on Abstract Volterra Equations under my direction. After returning to Korea, she taught for Yonsei University, Ewha Womans University, Sejong University and Kyung Hee in Korea.
  • Bernd Straub wrote a dissertation on Fractional Powers of Closed Operators with Polynomially Bounded Resolvents and Applications to the Abstract Cauchy Problem under Professor R. Nagel's and my direction. From 1995 to 1997 he had a research appointment at the University of New South Wales in Australia, in 1998 he returned to LSU as an instructor, served as assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Rolla and then returned to the University of New South Wales.
  • Boris Baeumer wrote a dissertation on A Vector-Valued Operational Calculus and Abstract Cauchy Problems and received his Ph.D. from LSU in 1997, where he taught as an instructor during the 1997/98 academic year. From 1998 to 2001 he was first a visiting and then a research assistant professor at the Departments of Mathematics and Geological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2001, he joined the faculty at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Otago in New Zealand.
  • Yu Zhuang wrote a dissertation in mathematics on  Classically Unstable Approximations for Linear Evolution Equations and Applications and a second dissertation in  computer science on  Stable, Globally Non-iterative, Non-overlapping Domain Decomposition Methods for the Numerical Solution of Parabolic Evolutionary Systems. He received Ph.D.'s in mathematics and in computer science from LSU in 2000. After spending a semester as a visiting assistant professor at the Illinois Institute for Technology, he joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Texas Tech University in Fall 2001.
  • Simone Flory wrote a dissertation On the Stabilization and Regularization of Rational Approximation Schemes for Semigroups and received her Ph.D. from LSU in 2002. Presently, she is Vice President of the Risk Asset Review Department at Wells Fargo & Co in San Francisco. 
  • Mihaly Kovacs (2004). Mihaly wrote a dissertation on Qualitative Properties and Convergence of Time-Discretization Methods for Semigroups and received his Ph.D. from LSU in August of 2004. Since August 2006, he is Lecturer at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and holds a two-year Swedish Research Council post doc position at Chalmers University in Goteborg.
  • Claudiu Mihai (2004). Claudiu wrote a dissertation on Asymptotic Laplace Transforms and received his Ph.D. from LSU in December of 2004. Since January 2005, he is Assistant Professor at Daemen College in Amherst, NY.
  • Scott Champagne (M.S. 2005). Scott wrote a master thesis on The Asymptotic Z-Transform. From 2008-11 he taught at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Since 2011, he is teaching for the St. Martin Parish School District in Louisiana.
  • Sarah McAllister (2005). Sarah wrote a dissertation on Error Estimates for Stabilized Approximation Methods for Semigroups.  After being a Post-Doc at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, she is now visiting assistant professor and, as of  July 2009,  tenure-track assistant professor (Academic Area Coordinator) at SUNY Empire State College, the Center for Distance Learning.  
  • Patricio Jara (2008).  Patricio wrote a dissertation on Rational Approximation Schemes for Solutions of the First and Second Order Abstract Cauchy Problem.  Since 2009 he holds a tenure-track assistant professor position at Tennessee State University in Nashville.
  • Koray Ozer (2008).  Koray wrote a dissertation on "Laplace Transform Inversion and Time-Discretization Methods for Evolution Equations." Since August 2008, Koray holds a tenure track assistant professor position at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
  • Kevin Zito (2009). Kevin wrote a dissertation on Convolution Semigroups. From 2009-11, Kevin taught for the Iberville Parish School System. Since 2011 he is teaching at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • Darlene Noble Ford (MNS 2009). Darlene wrote a master thesis on The Use of the Online Tutorial and Assessment System, MathXL, in Teaching of Algebra I.  Darlene is teaching for the East Baton Rouge School System.
  • David Woods (MNS 2010). David wrote a master thesis on Getting Off the Ground with AP Calculus. David is teaching for the East Baton Rouge School System.
  • John Sims (MNS 2011). John wrote a master thesis on Improving Math Instruction in Schools that Serve the Poor. John is teaching for the East Baton Rouge School System.
  • Lee Windsperger (2012). Lee wrote a dissertation on Operational Methods in Evolution Equations. Since August 2012, Lee holds a tenure track assistant professor position at Winona State University in Minnesota.
  • Yvonne Mariki Chimwaza (2012). Yvonne wrote a master thesis on Writing in Geometry with the Common Core State Standards: Developing Mathematical Thinkers. Yvonne is teaching at the Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences in Avoyelles Parish.
  • Sarah Claire Dyer (2012). Sarah wrote a master thesis on Improving Middle School Math Achievement Using a Web-Based Program and Extended Written Tasks. Sarah is teaching middle school in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
  • Beth Perkins McInnis (2012). Beth wrote a master thesis on Integrating Tasks, Technology, and the Common Core Standards in the Algebra II Classroom . Beth is teaching at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge.
  • Selena Oswalt (2012). Selena wrote a master thesis on Mathematical Modeling in the High School Classroom. Selena is teaching at Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish.
  • Presently, I am advising Michael Harrison, Ladorian Latin, and Austin Scirratt in their dissertation research at LSU.

    Other Scholarly Activities (since 2006):